Mirador de la Cumbre (Tenerife)
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Mirador de la Cumbre is very similar in character a typical climb in the Alps or Pyrenees, and so can make for great training if you are preparing for a big summer sportive. The gradient hovers around 7% for much of the climb and is fairly steady. With its length, it is comparable to a climb such as the Col du Glandon.
Roads & TrafficThe road surface is excellent throughout the climb. There is little traffic once you leave Arafo. Although expect to see a few cars on weekends and in the peak tourist season.
Climb DescriptionMirador de la Cumbre is a great climb and is suprisingly underused by cyclists - probably because the start is not situated particularly close to most of the hotels.
There are fantastic views of the eastern coastline throughout the lower part of the climb, before the scenery becomes more forested and volcanic as you enter the Teide National Park.
At the Mirador itslef view suddenly open up of the northern coastline, overlooking the town of Puerto de la Cruz.
Mirador de la Cumbre could be considered as another route to Teide; however, the first part of the climb is quite distinctive in its profile to what comes after the Mirador, so it is worht classifying them as two separate ascents.
Nearby ClimbsPico del Ingles - La Laguna
Pico del Ingles - San Andres
El Teide - Medano
El Teide - Santa Cruz
El Teide - Puerto de la Cruz